All articles by: Ian Hernon

MPs vote veteran Skinner off the NEC

Published: July 11, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Veteran left-winger Dennis Skinner has been voted off Labour’s governing body by fellow MPs. He has been succeeded on the National Executive Committee by former housing minister John Healey.

‘Justice is for sale’, says TUC

Published: June 28, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Just three companies – G4S, Serco and Sodexo – now hold the “overwhelming majority” of private contracts to oversee Britain’s prisons and probation services, the TUC reported.

Crisis escalates despite Putin parliament move

Published: June 27, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin asked his country’s parliament to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine, where rebels have been fighting government troops, saying that his move was aimed …

Appeal can go ahead

Published: June 14, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

The Court of Appeal granted public service union Unison leave to appeal the High Court’s decision turning down its judicial review application over tribunal fees, deciding that the issue is …